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Old 04-24-2016, 08:27 PM   #58
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Marty's post # 37 and Art's post # 41 represent points of view that are similar to my opinions on the subject. We waited for the right boat and spent a lot of effort looking. Commissioning a new build would be out of the question for us. Marty points out that the cost of a KK44 would be several times higher than a KK42. There is a KK44 for sale in BC right now that is 4 times more than what we spent for our boat. While it's a very nice boat (I've been on it) such a purchase would be impossible. And yet aside from a few newer bits and bots, this KK44 would not add anything more to our boating pleasure: it's essentially a slightly larger version of the KK42, with not a lot more to add. And you face a faster depreciation.

My advice is to be patient and wait for a boat where the PO's have done major re-fits.


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